Lower School News

The Lower School classes performed mini-concerts in Metters Gym on Dec. 15 and 16.  See photo galleries from the Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade holiday shows.  Plus enjoy videos on the new SGS YouTube Channel of: 
Kindergarten Performing "Snowflake" 
1st Dancing with Ribbons to "The Nutcracker" 
2nd Graders "Sing for Peace" 
3rd Graders Perform a Stick Dance 
4th Grade's "Can Can" Percussion 
5th Grade Performing Silent Night 

The Lower School cheerleaders performed at half-time of the boys and girls varsity basketball games on Friday, Dec. 17.  See a Photo Gallery of them in action, cheering on the Dragon teams.

Social Emotional Learning, or SEL, is the framework that helps children and young adults learn critical skills for everyday success.  Parents and family at home play a huge role in supporting their children’s social and emotional needs.  

Saint George’s Center for Family Engagement is pleased to offer an opportunity for parents to learn more about our SEL program and how to incorporate skills taught at school into your routines at home.  Parents will learn language, strategies, and activities that they can use to support the social emotional growth of their child.  Social emotional learning isn’t just something that should be practiced and taught at school.  SEL skills are life skills that kids can practice anywhere, especially at home. 

Please join presenters, SGS counselor Meghan Kilgore and kindergarten teacher Erika Mullins, for a SEL Presentation for Lower School parents.  Two sessions of the presentation will be offered on Thursday, January 20 at 8:30am and 6:30pm in the Dragon’s Den (basement of Metter’s Gym).  Please RSVP which session you will attend to Meghan Kilgore at by Friday, Jan. 14.  Meghan and Erika are excited for this time of sharing and learning with parents back on campus as active members of our SGS community!

The Lower School's Science Day on Nov. 23 featured posters by the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in their classrooms.  See photo galleries of: 

  • The 3rd Graders working on posters for little Ozobot robots, that can follow the lines and change behavior after rolling over the colored codes;
  • The 4th Graders posing with their Science Day "Wanted" posters about invasive species; and 
  • The 5th Graders displaying their posters about bridges and how different structures can hold more weight.

The Lower School students were busy this past week practicing songs, dances, and instrumental tunes for their Holiday Concerts coming up in December.  See photo galleries of the Kindergarten Music Class singing, the 1st Grade Music Class dancing with colorful scarves, the 3rd Grade Music Class dancing with colorful sticks, and the 4th Grade Music Class playing coffee-can drums.

The Lower School students have been drawing things that reminded them of fall.  See a Photo Gallery of their artwork that is up on the Gallery Wall in the new Arts Building.

The CDC and the FDA have approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 years old.  SGS families are invited to come to a neighborhood clinic at St. Thomas More School (515 W St. Thomas More Way, Spokane, WA 99208) to have your child vaccinated against COVID-19.  See more details on the COVID Shot Clinic Flyer 11-18-21.  Space is limited, register today!

Location: St. Thomas More School
Date: Thursday 11/18/2021
Time: 6pm-8pm
Register today at:

Sign Up for Chess Club

October 25, 2021

Chess Club has been free during October, so now is the time to sign up if your student wants to continue in Chess Club for the whole season.  You will find this Chess Club Sign-up Form now open on Power School.  It will close on November 1 at 11:59pm.  A reminder that there is a $200 fee for the entire season of chess, which ends in late April.  Details about the club are on the Chess Flyer that has been posted on Rick’s PSL page.


K-1-2 Visit the Pumpkin Patch

November 01, 2021

The Lower School students went to the Pumpkin Patch on Greenbluff for fun and treats on Oct. 29.  See a Photo Gallery of them enjoying the cloudy morning.

November pre-sign-ups are now open for after-school supervision at the Lower School's After School Enrichment Club (ASE).  Refer to the After School Enrichment Club Information for details before filling out the November pre-sign-up form.  Use this link to access November’s Pre-sign-up Form.  Pre-sign-ups will close at 11:59pm on October 29th.  Please contact either Katie Fitzpatrick at, Melanie Gee at, or Rick Petrini at with questions.

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